President’s Message


Welcome to the website of Soroptimist International of Crosby, part of a global network of more than 80,000 members in 124 countries across the world with a special link to the United Nations.

As I take on the mantle of Club President, I am proud and honoured to belong to a group of ladies who are passionate about improving the lives of women and girls, both at home and abroad.

Our club is 80 years young and is made up of a diverse group of women from different backgrounds who come together to make a difference and have fun while they do it.  Members give of their time and expertise, supporting many good causes and projects and are rewarded with fun and friendship; just take a look at our Programme Action and Club Diary pages and you will see what I mean.

As a young girl I was inspired by a book by Susan Jeffers titled ‘Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway!’.  A quote from her book, which I read many years ago, still resonates with me today; “It is amazingly empowering to have the support of a strong, motivated and inspirational group of people”.  I am indeed fortunate to have experienced this for myself as a member of SI Crosby.

Each year the new President chooses a charity for the club to support and I have chosen Plaza Cinema in Waterloo, which is also celebrating its 80th year.  This thriving, independent cinema has come through some tough times but continues to provide joy through affordable screenings to all segments of the community.  Mostly staffed by volunteers, this is another example of a strong, motivated and inspirational group of people.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of women and girls as well as your own, then look no further.  Get in touch and come along and meet us – you can be assured of a very warm welcome…… and if you have any reservations…… feel the fear and do it anyway!

In friendship

President Debbie